Some recent highlights:
- P is for Phosphorus https://www.npr.org/templates/transcript/transcript.php?stor...
- How the Social Security Number Became our National Identification https://www.npr.org/sections/money/2018/03/14/593620579/epis...
- The Poop Cartel: https://www.npr.org/sections/money/2018/07/25/632444815/epis...
Since then they've done a nice pivot into using that style to explain other gears in the global economy. The series about making a T-shirt, for example, was excellent.
Storytelling: This American Life, Reply All, The Moth
Business / Finance: Startups For the Rest of us, The Indie Hackers Podcast, The SaaS Podcast, Planet Money
Comedy: Comedy Bang Bang, Hollywood Handbook, John Finnemore's Souvenir Programme
Science / History: The Infinite Monkey Cage, Stuff You Should Know, Hardcore History, Behind the Bastards
Philosophy / Discussion: The Knowledge Project, Think Again
I've tried listening to a lot of other podcasts, but these are the ones I keep coming back to.
I'll also listen to The Tim Ferriss Show if there's an interesting guest. He had an awesome conversation with Drew Houston recently, and there were lots of interesting stories from the early days of Dropbox.
I also really enjoyed Caliphate, but it's a mini-series that's finished.
- omega tau - science and engineering (http://omegataupodcast.net/) now ten years old. Realy good mixed bag of topics. They interview people who know stuff or have done stuff. Last 4 topics were:
292 – Gene Editing with CRISPR/Cas
291 – Flying in the Papuan Bush
289 – Music Production at Sandlane Studios
288 – Flight Research at NASA Armstrong, Part 3: Historic
- Methodisch Inkorrekt ( https://minkorrekt.de ) Review of 4 new science papers from all research subjects
- Kohlenpod (https://kohlenpod.de ) Germany is closing down all black coal mines this year. This podcast releases one episode every sunday until the end of the year and discusses the history of black coal in germany. He started with the Episode 52 and count towards 0.
- Chaos Radio Express ( https://cre.fm ) Weekly radio show with guests from the chaos computer club. Mostly tech related. Since this is also a public radio broadcast show, it tries to explain tech topics to non-tech people.
- Omega tau ( its mixed german and english)
- Kack und Sachgeschichten (http://www.kackundsachgeschichten.de ) Discussing movies and series.
- Alternativlos ( also mixed german/english depends on the guest ) ( https://alternativlos.org/ ) Politics. Not day-to-day politics but the "big pictures".
 Here's a recent episode I enjoyed: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Chn4SZWnJbc
My absolute favourite is KEXP's Music That Matters of the KEXP Live In-Studio performance fame. They have an amazing artist selection.
I love the soothing voices of Cheryl Waters, Kevin Cole and John Richards, the short background informations they provide about the bands and their upcoming releases and tour dates, and the music usually spans across multiple genres which broadens your listening horizont and appreciation of other styles which you might not usually listen to.
But most of it all, I truly enjoy discovering new music from them which almost always is spectacular.
Sidenote: I also like that they prominently (actually, "equally" should be the more fitting word in a better world) feature female musicians/bands (which you sadly cannot say from most other music podcasts / radio shows... most of it features male voices/artists), even without ever mentioning "Ladies" or all-female or otherwise including the gender in their short artist announcements (as it should be).
I have classical playlists in youtube but their quality is nowhere near this podcast's and I didn't learn anything about the genre while listening to them since it's just popular tracks passing one after the other in the background without an introduction.
Out of the more recent episodes 201-David Hohme & 206-Modd were top quality.
If you enjoy Anjunadeep then I think you will also like
'When We Dip' , Canopy Sounds and Magician on Duty podcasts. They really go well with the anjunadeep style although I would say is more laid back then Anjunadeep (which has an at times housier/trancier vibe).
ABC Radio Nation does quite a few great shows, you’ll find them at http://abc.net.au/rn
One thing I couldn't find out from their website: what happened to the fifty-odd early episodes which're no longer available?
Economics detective radio - similar to EconTalk
Rationally speaking - interviews related to rational thinking.
80,000 Hours podcast - in depth interviews about the world's biggest problems and how to use your career to solve them. (Disclaimer: I used to work for them, but I genuinely love the podcast)
Feeling good podcast - by one of the pioneers of cognitive behavioural therapy, discusses mental health techniques.
Startups: This Week In Startups
Startups: Mixergy https://mixergy.com/
Startups: How I built this
Startups: Steve Blank podcast
Startups: The SAAS podcast
Startups: Startup grind
Startups: Art of Product
Fantasy fiction: Podcastle
Fantasy fiction: Beneath Ceaseless Skies
Horror fiction: Psuedopod
Sci fi fiction: Clarkesworld
Sci fi fiction: Lightspeed magazine
History: History of the Crusades
History: In Our Time
History: Emperors of Rome
Science: ABC The Science Show
Life: The Moth
Life: Modern Love
Games: IGN GamesScoop
Games: Eaten By A Grue
Skip about 10 minutes ahead for the interview.
Critical Role - A group of people playing Dungeons and Dragons, the episodes are long and always keep me chuckling most of the way through.
2. Knowledge Project podcast
3. Amp Hour - I worked with Chris Gammell previously at a tech startup in Chicago. Pretty cool dude.
 - http://www.acquired.fm/
 - https://fs.blog/the-knowledge-project/
 - https://theamphour.com/
—-A bit of a history lesson in viruses, malware, and cyber crime. From Morris through CryptoLocker and now Target.
Darknet Diaries https://darknetdiaries.com/
—-Similar vein to ML, this one gets you into either specific events, people, or times.
Risky Business https://risky.biz
—-Weekly current affairs and news show dedicated to CyberSecurity. If this is your field, or next to your field, it’s worth listening to the news episodes at least (the numbered episodes).
ISC StormCast https://isc.sans.edu/podcast.html
—-A quick (5 min) daily cyber security podcast. If Risky.biz tickled your fancy, this one is worth the add too.
- Behind the Markets with Jeremy Schwartz
- Invest like the Best - with O'Shaughnessy - not just finance stuff. example: Recent podcast on "Tracking" wild animals in the bush was great.
- The Curious Investor - AQR's new Podcast on financial factors and the like
- The Meb Faber Show - Meb Faber runs a fund and has
- The Monthly Dirtcast - ex-Lehman guy who started a popular daily financial newsletter. Still OK - needs help editing and more frequency.
- Trillions - ETF-Focused Bloomberg podcast with Eric Balchunas. Trillions refers to the $5tr in ETF assets today
- 99% Invisible - interesting random stuff - well produced
- Bowery Boys - NYC history
- Desert Island Discs - long running radio interviews on the BBC
- How I Built This - interviews with Entrepreneurs - highly
- Masters of Scale with Reid Hoffman
- Pod Save America - Ex-Obama guys discussing the past week's news
- Real Time with Bill Maher - audio of his HBO show - never actually seen the show - you miss out on some visuals but fun to listen to his ranting.
- Wait Wait Dont Tell Me, This American Life, The Moth - 3 well-produced NPR podcasts. Wait Wait is a game show with the latest week's news - fun background noise for me. This American Life has interesting stories but can get a bit slow.
- Radiolab - the audio formatting bothers me - but they have interesting stories.
- Freakonomics - declined in quality a bit from a few years ago - but still nice to listen to.
- Joe Rogan Experience - Long (1-3 hour) podcasts - But Im always amazed at Joe Rogan's ability to connect with guests. I like his interview style, the cadence of his questions and how he gets people to open up. See Elon Musk's latest interview - also on Youtube.
Edit & Request for Podcasts (RFP): I note that either a lot of podcasts - or at least the ones I get recommended to me - tend to be "left-leaning" politically. I'm on the lookout for more right-leaning podcasts that balance this out a bit. I see one comment below suggesting "Left Right & Centre" may help... Other ideas?
If you want news, politics and culture from a perspective that is libertarianish and/or right-wing-ish, try:
* The Fifth Column - An editor of Reason Magazine + friends discuss news once a week
* Penn's Sunday School - Libertarian/atheist/skeptic magician Penn Jillette + comedian friends discuss news
* Coffee with Scott Adams - Will amusingly discuss from a "persuasion" frame why whatever Trump just did/said is, like, totally awesome and you just didn't get it :-)
* The Ben Shapiro Show - A very-Jewish conservative anti-abortion pro-Israel take on the news
* Honey Badger Radio - Outrage from a female-led Mens Rights Activist / anti-feminist perspective.
(To balance that last one: if you want outrage from an explicitly PRO-feminist perspective try Feminist Frequency. )
Couples Therapy with Candice and Casey
I've never been a fan of talk shows, but they manage to talk about all aspects of life and relationships.
I like some conversational podcasts like After On where they tend to stick to discussing the topic at hand but I couldn't get into Stuff You Should Know or Joe Rogan as there was a lot of general chat in there or not high enough information density.
I don't want to hear 5 minutes of why somebody thinks something is worth doing a podcast on: just tell me the interesting stuff and I'll judge for myself.
- Dotnet Rocks
- Coding Blocks
- Coder Radio
- Talk Python To Me
- SE Daily
- Full Stack Radio
- Vanilla JS Podcast
- JS Jabber
- The Changelog
- Python Bytes
- Hidden Brain
- Dan Carlin's Hardcore Histories & Hardcore History Addendum
- The Art of Manliness (i.e., everything I wish I knew as a teen, not specifically for men, mostly author interviews)
- History Extra Podcast (focussed on British history)
- Stoic Meditations
- The British History Podcast
- The Economist: Babbage (science news)
- Mike Duncan's Revolutions (deep dives on select revolutions since 1600)
- The World in Time / Lapham's Quarterly (great author interviews)
- Mike Duncan's The History of Rome
- Lars Brownworth's Norman Centuries
- Lars Brownworth's 12 Byzantine Emperors
- Jamie Redfern's Hannibal and the Punic Wars
- Jamie Redfern's The History of Alexander the Great
- Tony Cocks' Binge Thinking History
- The Ancient World
- The History of the World in 100 Objects
- SANS Internet Stormcast https://isc.sans.edu/podcast.html
- NPR Up First https://www.npr.org/podcasts/510318/up-first
- The CyberWire https://thecyberwire.com/
- Daily Tech Headlines http://www.dailytechnewsshow.com/category/headlines/
- NPR The Indicator https://www.npr.org/sections/money/567724614/the-indicator
- Casefile https://casefilepodcast.com/
- Historical Figures https://www.parcast.com/history/
- Serial Killers https://www.parcast.com/serial/
"Why Is This Happening?" from Chris Hayes is the most insightful hour I spend listening to a podcast each week. — https://art19.com/shows/why-is-this-happening-with-chris-hay...
Pod Save America, Lovett or Leave It, Keep It, Pod Save the People, and Hysteria from Crooked Media. https://crooked.com. "a sane conversation about politics."
99% Invisible — interesting, usually esoteric design-centric podcast. https://99percentinvisible.org
Pop Culture Happy Hour — Three NPR hosts who genuinely like each other and popular media yak about whatever's inspiring them this week. https://www.npr.org/podcasts/510282/pop-culture-happy-hour
Stay Tuned with Preet Bharara — Always insightful and thoughtful look at current events through a law and justice lens https://www.wnycstudios.org/shows/preetbharara
Software Engineering Daily
https://softwareengineeringdaily.com/feed/podcast via @PodcastAddict
* 99% Invisible - "Design is everywhere in our lives, perhaps most importantly in the places where we've just stopped noticing. 99% Invisible is a weekly exploration of the process and power of design and architecture." - Roman Mars' voice and production is amazing, and I find the subject matter fascinating.
* Planet Money - "The economy explained. Imagine you could call up a friend and say, "Meet me at the bar and tell me what's going on with the economy." Now imagine that's actually a fun evening." - Often interesting looks at economic aspects of society.
* The Adventure Zone - "Justin, Travis and Griffin McElroy from My Brother, My Brother and Me have recruited their dad Clint for a campaign of high adventure." - They're playing D&D with their dad. It hooked me.
Hundreds of short stories from past decades of the magazine, selected and read by contemporary authors. Moderated by Deborah Triesman, whose speaking voice is as musical as any I've ever heard.
 Giant Bombcast and Beastcast (Premium)
 Colin's Last Stand (Side Quest, KnockBack, Sacred Symbols, and Fireside Chats)
 8-4 Play
Conversations With Tyler (Politics, Books, Economics)
Masters in Business (Ritholtz, finance and econ)
Invest like the Best (Patrick Oshaugnessey, finance, econ, crypto)
a16z podcast (tech, vc)
This Week In Startups (Jason Calacanus, tech, vc)
The Knowledge Project (Shane Parrish, learning and investing)
Tim Ferriss (fitness, self improvement, business)
Joe Rogan Experience (nature, hunting, fitness)
Planet Money (NPR, stories about finance and econ)
Revisionist History (Gladwell, lots of great stories)
The Full 60 (Craig Custance)
How to Start a Startup (Sam Altman)
Talks At Google
Toronto Mike'd Podcast (Mike Boone, TO-based radio and TV personalities talk about the city and their careers)
Philosophers in Space takes a sci-fi tv show or movie and examines the philosophical ideas behind it.
Download This Show by the ABC (Australia) is a great listen about tech news.
Citation Needed is great but only for those who like their comedy loud and offensive.
Rocket Ranch is NASA's podcast and is nicely geeky.
Also Stephen Fry's Great Leap Years is fascinating and funny.
Apart from that, +1 for Reply All, Darknet Diaries, Hardcore History and Syntax
NLP Highlights Podcast
which interviews researchers about recent papers they have written
I also listen to a bunch of politics podcasts
Erza Klein Show
538 politics podcasts
Gimme Shelter: The California Housing Crisis Podcast
Also listen to a bunch of the Crooked Media podcasts, Pod Save the World, The Wilderness.
Is Pod Save the World better than Pod Save America? I gave the later a try and didn't like it at all.
Oh, also, 1A on NPR is pretty good too, I don't listen to it too much these days, since it's a bit hit or miss, but it was the first podcast I really got into :)
- Omnnibus -- Pop culture minutiae with that guy who's good at Jeopardy
- Mission to Zyxx -- Improve scifi comedy
Occasionals/not currently airing:
- Mystery Show -- solves a mystery they can't google while being very spunky
- Revisionist History -- Uses history to make a point
- Alice Isn't Dead -- Hard to describe. Best listened to in a car at night
- Darknet Diarier -- Old hacking stories
- Hardcore History -- Very long engaging history stories
Joe Rogan is my favourite, best of those should be in Netflix. When properly translated they would have worldwide audience, like the one with Elon Musk.
On my laptop, I use youtube-dl when I want to keep a personal copy, and mpv/vlc (which automatically using youtube-dl internally) when I just want to play something once.
The problem is even if the screen is off, youtube still sends the video data to your phone. It would be nice if youtube gave us an option of "audio only" streaming so only the audio is sent. Currently the only work around is downloading the audio using youtube-dl.
Oh but you can. I have just tested on android, but if you open YouTube in Chrome and ask for the «Desktop site» in the menu, you can play, turn of the screen (the music stops), you turn the screen on again (without unlocking), and get a little toolbar you can press play to resume playing.
Podcast by RedHat on tech history, systems, open source, cloud...
Very well produced (like, really well produced) but few episodes.
Season 2 is airing right now on what looks like a biweekly schedule.
No Dumb Questions
The Anthropocene Reviewed
I like the 'two dudes talking' genre, mostly
Have checked out any other relay.fm podcasts like Reconcilable Differences or Under the Radar?
I wasn’t sure how much I was going to enjoy it and the hosts may not be to everyone’s taste but the stories they tell are so gripping I just have to keep listening to more episodes.
Indie Hackers Podcast
How I Built This
All Points North - English podcast about Finland
Someone's review: https://overhillsandfaraway.com/2018/09/19/films-to-be-burie...
For language/ culture: A way with words;
If you speak Spanish: Radio Ambulante, Gag Ortega;
Comedy: Beef and Dairy podcast, CBB;
New: Where do we begin (real therapy session recording)
The only two without fail.
I discovered it here on HN. I recommend it.
Startups: Masters of Scale
Startup History: How I built this.
Comedy: Nothing beats the old episodes of the Bugle for a laugh.
I also listen to Freakonomics and some of the wisecrack ones too but mainly my drive to work is Wrassling or Gaming podcasts.
The Productivity Show
Found My Fitness
Master of business - interviews with people and ideas that shape markets, investing and business. Some episodes are facinating to listen
Israel story - excellent Israeli version if this American Life
* Trashfuture: A British politics podcast about the future is trash. Insightful, if a little madcap at times.
* Boonta Vista: Australian politics. The main host has an amazing radio voice.
* Citations Needed: Politics, helps analyse the media and its tropes to give you a better handle on issues and how to engage with them.
* Previously in Europe: European politics, often takes time to highlight issues and countries that do not get much mass media play.
* Revolutions: History podcast - really well constructed nuggets breaking down revolutions throughout history. I personally fled to this after getting exhausted by Hardcore History.
* Shift-F1: A formula 1 podcast. Both hosts are passionate and also have different levels of knowledge about the sport and history which engenders good discussion. The schedule is super disrupted right now due to on one of the hosts having a baby.
* The Irish Passport: Irish politics- more a series of investigative essays than "What is on this week???", very good and earnest topics and coverage.
* The Bugle: Political Satire. What John Oliver did before he got big. Andy Zaltzmann is an amazing satirist, and should be more widely appreciated. Warning: Puns
* Waypoint Radio: Video games from a set of interesting voices. Can be very Marmite due to how blinkered the hosts can be on some topics/ with certain people.
* 99% Invisible: See other comments!
* Chapo Trap House: Political comedy. You know what this is.
* Reel Politik: Like Chapo, but recorded by angry young Brits. Awful sound quality, sometimes a golden nugget hidden within. Somehow gets some amazing guests. Listening to this gets you targeted by the Daily Mail, probably.
1. On the Media (WNYC)
2. Behind the News with Doug Henwood
3. Talking Politics https://www.talkingpoliticspodcast.com/
3. The Dig by Daniel Denvir
About men growing up, dating, gender wars, comedy, business, etc.
- The Menu Bar
- The Talk Show with John Gruber
- Alternativlos (German)
- Netzpolitik.org (German)
- Daniel and Jorge Explain the Universe
- Die 3 Formeltiere (German)
- Forschergeist (German)
- Methodisch Incorrekt (German)
- A Storm of Spoilers
- Dice Funk
- The Jimquisition (Podqusition mainly)
There's also a bunch of Harry Potter related ones
Short and sweet interviews with various entrepreneurs.
a16z podcast. They always have very well thought out and interesting things to say for the startup space.
- The Minimalists
- Levar Burton Reads
I want to, but I don't have time for more podcasts. They distract me a lot so I only listen when I take a walk or commute.
Digital Analytics Power Hour
The Indie Hackers Podcast
Startups for the Rest of Us
The Side Hustle Project
Empire Flippers Podcast
Double your Freelancing
Side Hustle School (great byte sized audio content)
The Consulting Pipeline Podcast
Welcome To Night Vale - bizarre and compelling
This is inspired by other podcasts that I follow, mainly "Tim Ferris Show", "Waking Up with Sam Harris" and "Fresh Air"
Contra Krugman  - A weekly show where Tom Woods and economist Bob Murphy teach economics by analyzing an generally refuting Paul Krugman's New York Times column.
Part of the Problem  - A long-form semi-weekly(ish) talk show featuring comedian Dave Smith. Dave discusses current events and issues from a his libertarian perspective.
Dangerous History Podcast  - An irregular show that dives deep into various topics and episodes in history. Approaching 200 episodes.
- ATP (accidental tech podcast)
- Dan Carlin's Hardcore History
- Planet Money.
- Jordan Harbinger show (he was doing Arts of Charm in the past).
- 20 minutes VC - Harry Stebbings.
> The Tim Ferriss Show
> Recode Decode
> The Success Series Podcast
> Song Exploder
these two are my favorite for a long time.
* Doug Loves Movies
* FiveThirtyEight Politics
* Friday Night Comedy from BBC Radio 4 (for The Now Show)
* MSNBC Rachel Maddow
* My Brother, My Brother and Me
* News Quiz Extra
* No Such Thing as a Fish
* Richard Herring's Leicester Square Theatre Podcast
* What Trump Can Teach Us About Con Law
* Why Is This Happening? with Chris Hayes
If you disagree - maybe leave a comment?
Dan Carlin hardcore history
Sam Harris, Jordan Peterson (philosophy/politics)
Twit.tv (mostly for Leo Laporte)
- Waking Up, with Sam Harris
- On the Media
- LSE Talks
Cum Town is the funniest thing I've listened to in my entire life.
- 99% Invisible
- This American Life
- Hidden Brain
- All the President's Lawyers
- Radio Lab
- Science Friday
My personal faves out of my 100+ subs are below. All should be available through a typical podcatcher app. Tried to mark some as NSFW but probably missed some. Some of these are extremely well-known but the question didn't specify "hidden gems".
Part-Time Genius - General interesting stuff
James O'Brien's Mystery Hour - BBC radio program. People call in with questions and answers to (generally) interesting questions.
Stuff You Should Know - Interesting general topics
Irish and Celtic Music Podcast - Best celtic music podcast around IMO
Behind the Bastards - Profiles of evil or otherwise undesirable people/entities in history (NSFW)
Crazy Genius - Interesting topics, sponsored by The Atlantic
In Our Time - BBC 4 science show (very high quality IMO)
Business Wars - Multi-part series regarding company vs. company stories (Blockbuster vs. Netflix and Nintendo vs. Sega are my faves)
Something You Should Know - General info, tends toward self-help and lifehacks
Curiosity Podcast - Curiosity is one of my favorite apps (interesting topics every day) and these are short episodes
Freakonomics Radio - From the same author of Freakonomics
The Changelog - Tech stuff; recent episodes include "Segment’s transition back to a monorepo" and "Istio service mesh and microservices"
Ear Hustle - Interviews with death row inmates; oddly fascinating (NSFW)
Linux Unplugged - Linux stuff
Lexicon Valley - Interesting stories about language
We Hate Movies - Riffing on bad movies; I especially like it when they blast movies I actually like (NSFW)
Skeptoid - Stories for skeptics (of general antiscience etc)
More or Less: Behind the Statistics - BBC4 radio podcast, insight behind hard data
Linux Action Show - Linux stuff
Internet History Podcast - Really more of a 'tech history' podcast; recent eps include "History of Google", "The Epic Fall of Digg", and interviews with folks like CmdrTaco (Slashdot)
Oh No Ross and Carrie - One of my absolute favorites. They investigate pseudoscience and other stuff from the inside out. My absolute favorite series by them is their 9-parter on Scientology. If you're a Scientologist, ignore this recommendation.
Skeptic's Guide to the Universe - Pushing back on the pseudoscience
This Week in Enterprise Tech - Tech podcast; recent eps include "Bullying Black Hat" and "Unikernels and the Death of the Security Patch"
StarTalk - Neil Degrasse Tyson (usually) and occasionally Bill Nye
Mysterious Universe - OK, I generally consider myself mostly rational but can't deny I enjoy listening to "out there" stuff. This is one of the "out there" podcasts with two Australians
How Did This Get Made? - Funny podcast about bad movies (NSFW)
Thirty Twenty Ten - These guys provide a "this day in history" from 30/20/10 years ago. Typically covers pop culture, video games, etc.
Science Vs. - Another very well done science podcast
FLOSS Weekly - Free and open source topics
DogCast Radio - Dog stuff
The Curious Case of Rutherford and Fry - ANOTHER well-done science podcast from BBC Radio
Foot Stompin Free Scottish Music - Free Scottish music. If it's not Scottish, it's crap!
Late Night Last Week - Condenses all of the late night comedians. Host is kind of preachy and annoying, come for the content though (NSFW)
Dan Carlin's Hardcore History - Best history podcast on the planet
Seincast - Going through every Seinfeld episode; they've concluded their run now. Breaks down the minutia and trivia from each episode, each scene.
The Weirdest Thing I learned this Week
Disgraceland - Pods about wild musicians
Hello From The Magic Tavern - Guy falls through a
dimensional portal in a Burger King to the magical land of Foon. Radio-play style, I find this hilarious and well done.
Artificial Intelligence - Recent interviews with Christof Koch, Ray Kurzeil
Eddie Trunk Podcast - Interviews rock/metal musicians
Awkward Human Survival Guide - NSFW, adult topics
NPR Shows, BBC Shows
KEXP Song Of The Day
egghead.io dev Chats
- Slate Money
- Planet Money
- Goldman Sachs
* Rationally Speaking - Ran by the New York Skeptics society, just fantastic show about rationally thinking about economics, politics, society, etc.
* The Guardian's Brexit Means... - all things brexit
* Radiolab Presents: More Perfect - one my favourite podcast series ever; about the supreme court, from how it was made to landmark precedence-setting cases in civil rights.
* Presidential - A history of US presidents, ran over the 44 weeks leading up to the 2016 US election, each week a new president.
* The Ezra Klein Show - Long-form US politics interview show ran by the founder of VOX
* Vox's The Weeds - US politics panel discussion show, which gets "into the weeds" of US policy-making
* The Reith Lectures - A BBC4 lecture series about humanity, society and politics
* The Guardian UK: Politics weekly - self explanatory
* Left Right & Centre - US politics show that has commentators "from across the politcal spectrum"
* Week in Westminster - BBC westminster politics show
* Common Sense with Dan Carlin - Fantastic long-form show released once a month by a historian, who tries to put modern politics in a historical perspective.
* Pienaar's Politics - BBC 5 live’s (UK) politics show with professional cheeky git John Pienaar
* The New Statesman Podcast - UK Politics (and other stuff) from Helen Lewis and Stephen Bush (+ guests)
* Freakonomics - Fantastic podcast about all things economics
* The Moral Maze - BBC Radio 4 debate show about the moral philosophy of current issues. Highly recommended.
* The good fight: Yacsha Mounk on how to prevent populism and democratic backsliding
* Worldly - Vox's foreign affairs podcast
* Waking Up - Sam Harris' Long-form interview podcast
Tech and business:
* StartUp Podcast - Start Up culture and business
* Reply All - Fun about the internet and technology
* Note to Self - Technology show about "being human" in our technological age
* IRL - Tech podcast made by Mozilla
* Intelligence Squared U.S. Debates - great debates on whatever's current
* Intelligence Squared - Original and UK version of the US one (i.e. has less adverts and less annoying hosts)
* The Briefing Room - Fantastic BBC4 program that investigates the facts and details "behind the biggest news stories"
* 99% Invisible - Show by Roman Mars about all the design that is hidden in our lives
* Revisionist History - Podcast by Malcolm Gladwell going back and reinterpreting something that happened historically, trying to understand it and revise any commonplace perspectives
* The Guardian’s Long Reads - Long-form articles from the Guardian in audio form
* Dan Carlin’s Hardcore History - Fantastic book-length miniseries about major historical events and eras.
* Analysis - Great BBC program about analysis of current issues
* Heavyweight - entertaining and touching human stories
* Radiolab - all round radio show wunderkind
* Today Explained - Vox's daily news podcast
- Waking Up with Sam Harris
* Hardcore History
* Indie Hackers
* Joe Rogan Experience
* Waking Up - Sam Harris
* Tangentally Speaking
* Your Moms House
* Let's start with his Elon Musk discussion . It came out 2 weeks ago and it already has 14m views. They basically discuss a bunch of his ideas along with things such as AI and the future of humanity. It's fascinating to get a peek into the kind of person he is.
* His discussion with Matthew Walker has been one of the most enlightening ones for me . He's a sleep expert, and in the podcast they go over different myths relating to that. There was recently a HN post  where some people were quoting him and his book.
* Another big favorite of mine was his discussion with Paul Stamets , a mycologist (i.e. a mushroom expert). They discuss some of the effects of different kinds of mushrooms, including psilocybin mushrooms (colloquially known as magic mushrooms).
* I loved his discussion with Gary Johnson , the Libertarian Party's presidential candidate for 2016. How many other presidential candidates would you imagine would be willing to sit down and answer hard-hitting questions for +2 hours? He also had a discussion with Larry Sharpe , the Libertarian Party's candidate for governor of New York in 2018. Full disclosure: I recently joined the Libertarian Party. Listening to these podcasts pushed me to learn more about their movement.
* He had a discussion with Mikhaila Peterson , the daughter of Jordan Peterson, which many might find interesting. She had been suffering from rheumatoid arthritis and other medical issues all her life, and switching to a carnivore diet made all the symptoms go away